Meeting Point – Vilnius Presents 25 Projects

VILNIUS: A total of 25 film projects from 21 countries are being presented at the 8th international film industry event Meeting Point – Vilnius, taking place on 5 April 2017.

PRODUCTION: Mantas Kvedaravičius Shoots Stasis

VILNIUS: Lithuanian filmmaker Mantas Kvedaravičius is currently shooting his debut feature, the psychological drama Stasis, which is a coproduction between Lithuania, the Ukraine and France. Shooting takes place in the…

GRANTS: Lithuania Announces Production and Preproduction Grants for 2017

VILNIUS: The Lithuanian Film Centre has distributed 2,010,200 EUR as production and preproduction grants for 2017. New projects from Laila Pakalnina, Sergei Loznitsa, Inara Kolmane and Krzysztof Zanussi received grants.

LITHUANIA: Country Report 2016

Lithuanian film industry was well in 2016 with films selected for major festivals such as IDFA, Berlin, Busan, Karlovy Vary, Visions du Réel, and international productions flocking in after the…

FNE at Berlinale 2017: Lithuanian Film in Berlin

Lithuania is hosting a stand at the European Film Market, an international film industry event that takes place during the Berlin International Film Festival and opens on 9 February 2017.

FESTIVALS: Vilnius 2017 Competition Announced

VILNIUS: Films from Central and Eastern Europe as well as the Baltic region will be screened in the New Europe – New Names, Baltic Gaze and Short Films competition programmes…

Zero III Breaks Opening Record in Lithuania

VILNIUS: Domestic black comedy Zero III by Emilis Vėlyvis set a 2-year opening record in Lithuania, surpassing another film by Vėlyvis, that was holding a 20-year opening record.

Market Share of Domestic Productions Increased by 5.5% in Lithuania in 2016

VILNIUS: The domestic market share increased in Lithuania from 14% in 2015 to 19.5% in 2016 with 13 domestic films seen by almost 700,000 viewers and cashing in 3.46 m…

PRODUCTION: Audrius Juzėnas Shoots Owl Mountain

VILNIUS: Lithuanian director Audrius Juzėnas is currently shooting his third feature film, Owl Mountain / Pelėdų kalnas. The release of this historical drama is planned for 16 February 2018, the…

European Film Forum Comes to Vilnius

VILNIUS: The European Film Forum (EFF), which has already visited Cannes, Berlin, Venice and other major film festivals, will be held at the Vilnius International Film Festival Kino Pavasaris on…

Liana Ruokytė-Jonsson Appointed Lithuania’s Minister of Culture

VILNIUS: Liana Ruokytė-Jonsson was appointed Minister of Culture in Lithuania. She was previously the head of Department of Film Promotion, Information and Heritage in the Lithuanian Film Centre.

PRODUCTION: Waiting for Invasion Shooting

VILNIUS: Documentary Waiting for Invasion by Neringa Medutyte will wrap shooting in December 2016, with the premiere set for the first quarter of 2017. The film is a coming-of-age story…

FNE Europa Distribution: Distributor of the Month: Greta Akcijonaite, Kino Pasaka

FNE and Europa Distribution are launching a new chapter in our Distributor of the Month section focusing on new trends and challenges of film distribution. In the coming months we…

PRODUCTION: Docudrama Leningrad Symphony in Production

VILNIUS: Leningrad Symphony, a docudrama by director Christian Frey for Beetz Filmproduktion Hamburg, begins principle photography in Lithuania on 29 November 2016. Shooting wil wrap on 4 December.

FNE at Scanorama 2016: Estonia Wins New Baltic Cinema Short Film Competition

VILNIUS: The Estonian short The Mousoleum by director Lauri Randla won the New Baltic Cinema competition of the European Film Forum Scanorama, with the winners announced on 13 November 2016.…

I‘m Not from Here Goes to EFA

VILNIUS: Short film I‘m Not from Here by Maite Alberdi and Giedrė Žickytė is nominated in the Best European Short Film category of the European Film Awards after receiving the…
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PRODUCTION: Sequel To Lithuanian Box Office Hit Zero 2 In Production

VILNIUS: Director Emilis Vėlyvis started shooting the third part of his famous trilogy Zero III with Kino Kultas producing. The previous film in the trilogy, Zero 2 (2010) is the…

FESTIVALS: Inconvenient Films Festival Ready to Kick Off

VILNIUS: Inconvenient Films International Human Rights Film Festival will celebrate its 10th edition with a competition programme almost entirely composed of debut documentaries by female filmmakers. The festival will run…

PRODUCTION: Going Vertical Filming in Lithuania

VILNIUS: Nikita Mikhalkov‘s Russian production company Three T Production and local coproducer Artbox are currently shooting the feature film Going Vertical by Anton Megerdichev in Lithuania. The film tells the…

Lithuania Selects Seneca‘s Day as Oscar Bid

VILNIUS: Lithuanian Oscar Committee has decided that Seneca‘s Day by Kristijonas Vildžiūnas will be the country‘s entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards. The third film…